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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 754169, 4 pages
Research Article

Mean Platelet Volume Reflect Hematopoietic Potency and Correlated Blood Group O in Cord Blood from Healthy Newborn

1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Gyeongsangnam-do, Jinju 660-702, Republic of Korea
2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 156-707, Republic of Korea
3Department of Laboratory Medicine, Boramae Hospital, Seoul 156-707, Republic of Korea
4Seoul Metropolitan Government Public Cord Blood Bank (Allcord), Boramae Hospital, Seoul 156-707, Republic of Korea
5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boramae Hospital, Seoul 156-707, Republic of Korea
6Department of Paediatrics, Boramae Hospital, Seoul 156-707, Republic of Korea

Received 6 November 2012; Revised 11 March 2013; Accepted 11 March 2013

Academic Editor: Andrew St. John

Copyright © 2013 Hye Ryun Lee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We evaluated the relationship between mean platelet volume (MPV) and characteristics of 10,577 cord blood (CB) units in a public CB bank in Korea. Blood group O has the highest MPV ( = 0.002). MPV correlated with CB volume ( ), Hb ( ), WBC ( ), TNCs ( ), CD34+ cell ( ), CD34+ cells/TNCs ( ), gestational age ( = −0.102), and birth weight ( ); ( in all). MPV may be one of the useful decision parameters of process priority in CB bank.